Aug 102019
 

The black metal act known as White Fog has officially released their debut album, “Temple of Sorrow”. The album was released through The Bearded Dragon Productions, home to bands such as Mystic Winter and Proven Existence.

“It’s unlike anything you’ve heard from this band before.” states White Fog founder Nick “Phantom” Boisjolie. “Temple of Sorrow is a unique experience; it’s a haunted and gloomy feeling while embracing the light at the end of the tunnel. The lyrics are mainly about hunting demons and holy apparitions.”

The album is available digitally through The Bearded Dragon‘s Bandcamp site. Physical CDs will be distributed at a later date through TBDP and Blackened Label Records. Continue reading »

Aug 102019
 

California metallers As I Lay Dying will release their seventh album, “Shaped By Fire”, on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced by the band and was mixed by Joseph McQueen at Sparrow Sound in Los Angeles, California, while mastering was completed by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, Tennessee. The only exception was for the track ‘My Own Grave’, which was produced by As I Lay Dying , co-produced by Drew Fulk and mixed by Adam “Nolly” Getgood. The artwork was created by Corey Meyers.

As I Lay Dying comments, “We are tremendously grateful to have found positive resolve from the worst moments of our history. The previous chapter of our journey was one of pervasive hurt and pain. Subsequent years found us on varied paths — all of which slowly led towards resolutions of growth, healing, and reconciliation.

As I Lay Dying ‘s collective purpose is to share a message of hope for everyone through the empowering outlet of music, and we are humbled by the overwhelming support we have received from family, friends, and fans so far. Continue reading »

Aug 092019
 

Building upon the success of his 2016 release “One Sided War”Stryper frontman Michael Sweet returns with his tenth solo LP, aptly titled “Ten”. The new album is scheduled for release on October 11 via Rat Pak Records in North America and Frontiers Music in Europe.

“Ten” features an all-star guest lineup that includes Jeff Loomis of Arch EnemyTodd La Torre of QueensrycheAndy JamesTracii Guns of L.A. GunsRich Ward of FozzyJoel Hoekstra of WhitesnakeGus G. of FirewindHowie SimonEthan BroshMarzi Montazeri of ExhorderWill Hunt of Evanescence , John O’BoyleMike Kerr and Ian Raposa of Firstbourne and more.

On the subject of guest musicians, Michael comments: “There is a different player appearing on every song. It started out where I was just going to have a couple of guest appearances on it, then I decided that it would be really interesting to bring in different players for every song. I started putting names out there and reaching out to people, and they started agreeing to do it. And then I had guys reaching out to me.” Continue reading »

Aug 082019
 

Here at Roxx Records we love bringing back to life those classic, hard to find out of print rock and metal titles. This year we have already brought you quite a few with Love Life, Holy Soldier, Philadelphia and Red Sea to name a few! BUT we also love to help those new indie Christian rock and metal artists bring their music out to the forefront of the Christian music scene and we have done quite a bit of that this year as well. We have already brought you brand new music from Lovewar, Fear Not, BioGenesis, Rainforce, Ritual Servant, True Strength, N.O.G and just released Weapons of God!

But we are not done with the brand new music yet and we are excited to announce TWO more brand new releases coming your way this August from Roxx Records. These two releases have one thing in common! They both feature the vocal talents from a Christian rocker we all know and love. You may know him better as XL of the classic Christian rock band XL & Death Before Dishonor ! That’s right two brand new releases coming your way! Continue reading »

Aug 072019
 

Thumper Punk Records is stoked to announce the release of a Benefit Compilation of Surf Music to raise money for Santa Cruz based FleaHab. Founded by legendary big wave surfer Darryl “Flea” Virostko, the mission of FleaHab is to provide a sober living environment in Santa Cruz focused on physical activity, in effect replacing the high of drugs with the endorphins of exercise. Combined with a nutritional menu and access to sports, yoga and other holistic support systems such as AA, FleaHab offers a new approach to sober living – and new hope for those afflicted by drugs and alcohol. The lineup features 16 bands from around the world which have contributed instrumental surf music to support FleaHab: Continue reading »